The auction of spectrum licenses in the 3500 MHz band in Canada raised about CAD $8 billion. As per the results, small and regional providers have increased their spectrum assets by over 50% across the country.
In a strategic move to have a tax system that promotes fairness, the Canadian government’s Federal Budget 2021 confirms the implementation of a digital services tax (DST) at a rate of 3% on revenue from digital service providers such as Amazon, Facebook, and Netflix that rely on data and content contributions from Canadian users.
DZS announced that Vianet, a Sudbury, Ontario-based communications service provider, has selected its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) technology to bring high-capacity broadband access networks to hundreds of residents of the Township of Carling, a traditionally underserved rural community in northern Ontario, Canada.
The Liberal government is promising to change broadcasting Bill C-10 following a week of controversy that an amendment to the legislation infringes Canadians’ rights to free expression. It agreed to send the bill back to the justice minister for a second review of the bill’s compliance with charter rights, despite shutting down debate on that motion.
The Computer Research Institute of Montréal (CRIM) has been subvented $20 million by the minister of economy and innovation in Quebec, Pierre Fitzgibbon, to support its applied research activities in digital technologies and its operations over the next five years.
Netcracker has been helping CSPs adapt to the new normal and embrace digital transformation. In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, Susan White, Head of Strategy and Marketing at Netcracker talked about the role that the company has been playing in the COVID-19 era and outlined the goals that Netcracker aims to achieve this year.
The government of Canada has finally decided to open the 6GHz band of spectrum that would triple the current amount available for Wi-Fi. This will lead to faster speeds and greater coverage.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much we rely on connections. Now, more than ever, everyone needs reliable access to high-speed Internet as we work, learn and communicate with friends and family from home. Right now, too many Canadians living in rural and remote communities lack access to high-speed Internet. Through the Universal Broadband Fund’s (UBF) Rapid Response Stream, the Government of Canada is taking immediate action.
US Trade Representative Katherine Tai voiced her "concern" to Canadian Trade Minister Mary Ng over the prospect of Ottawa imposing taxes on US tech giants.
Netflix and YouTube have agreed to downgrade their video streaming quality in order to ease pressures on European network capacity.